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An innovative pilot program for schools begins eighteen months of action to reduce carbon emissions.
2016, 'The resi revolution gears up', The Fifth Estate, Stephen White
"The CRC for Low Carbon Living and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council have developed the forum and invited participants best able to cut through the various policy, regulation, technical, engineering, consumer and market barriers."
Read the rest of Stephen's piece here
2016, "Low carbon housing – fast-tracking the way to change through dialogue", The Fifth Estate, Deo Prasad
"The transition to low carbon housing is walking the path of research to reality – a route where industry leaders and experts agree should be collaborative to fast-track its integration into the Australian housing sector landscape.
Recently at a national housing forum organised by the CRC for Low Carbon Living, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and the University of South Australia, there was unanimous agreement by representatives of the housing sector, industry, government and research who attended, that urgent and significant action should be taken to reduce carbon emissions in this area."
Read Deo Prasad's latest piece for The Fifth Estate here
2016 article, 'It’s not easy being green, especially when affordable help is so hard to find', The Conversation, Edgar Liu and Bruce Judd
"The transition to a clean energy future is upon us, as shown by the huge uptake of solar panels and by the Turnbull government’s decision to set up a A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund. But what about those people who are at risk of being left behind?"
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At Australia’s first National Housing Forum on carbon reduction held last week, housing industry leaders and researchers formed a united front in making recommendations to ensure low carbon housing is fast tracked to be part of Australia’s residential future.
Initiated by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRLCL) and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and hosted at the University of South Australia, the Forum brought together around 50 leaders and experts to explore opportunities to improve energy productivity in the Australian housing sector and kick start a plan to facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy.
Josh's House is discussed as part of a July 2016 The Science Show interview, featuring Professor Peter Newman. In an interview entitled, 'Citizen utilities: the future of solar?', Robyn Williams and Peter Newman discuss the ramifications of the growing use of solar for WA's centralised electricity grid, with reference to the use of solar and PV in Josh's House.
A transcript of the interview is here
Release date: 25 July 2016
The University of South Australia is working closely with industry and all levels of government to ensure Adelaide becomes the world’s first carbon neutral city.
The South Australian Government’s vision for Adelaide to be an urban environment characterised by innovation, prosperity, dynamism, new-economy jobs and industries, and the widespread use of clean and green renewable energy cannot be achieved without dynamic partnerships such as those being developed through the UniSA Research Node for Low Carbon Living Industry Friends Forums.
Assessing Embodied Carbon in the Australian Built Environment The Fifth Estate, Judith Schinabeck, Thomas Wiedmann and Sven Lundie
2014 article, 'The long road to zero – embodied carbon in the built environment', Judith Schinabeck and Tommy Wiedmann
Leading industry organisations AECOM, Aurecon, BlueScope Steel and Sydney Water, in conjunction with research institutions UNSW Australia, the University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia, are collaborating to comprehensively quantify greenhouse gas emissions related to the built environment in Australia.